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Fiesta Feminina by Mary-Joan Gerson

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Fiesta Feminina by Mary-Joan Gerson

~ THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED ~

Today marks day four of the anniversary celebration and giveaways!  A book that I really wanted to share is this feminist children’s book that explores the empowered women and folklore of Mexico.  From la virgen de Guadalupe to la luna, this book includes a variety of stories that showcase the talents and wisdoms of women.

I doubt there are enough stories about the strength of women in print and more specifically Latinas.  The book mostly features folkloric portrayals of women, so a great compliment would be a few books about strong Latinas like Dolores Huerta {Lado a Lado}.  We definitely need more great children’s book about strong Latinas, what are some titles that you can think of? 

I just love the story of la virgen de Guadalupe and we have several images of her in our home.  This is a great story to share with young ones and she’s such an important figure in Mexican culture.  For parents who love folklore and feminism, this will likely be a great resource in your home! See details below about how you can enter to win your own copy!

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Disclosure: The opinions above are my own and I haven’t received any compensation for this review.   Glottogon Foreign Language Bookshop graciously supplied the giveaway item so that all participants could have a chance at winning this fabulous book.   If you’re selected as the winner, Glottogon will contact you via email and promptly ship your prize. Fiesta Feminina is also available for purchase at Glottogon.com.

 

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  • Me and the Mexican
    January 5, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Well, as ya know… my son and I read every night and this book would be awesome to add to our collection. I love books that have a powerful message and I'm on a mad mission instilling positive images and messages about the powerfulness and equality of women to my son. He already knows the value of women but I constantly educate him on it as well. This looks like an awesome book.

  • ezzylanguzzi
    January 6, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Beautiful art and message! I never thought of the concept of La Virgen as a feminist message. Interesting!

  • yourpotofgold
    January 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Gracias. This should be inspiring. Love the illustations.

  • yourpotofgold
    January 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Gracias. This should be inspiring. Love the illustations.

  • yourpotofgold
    January 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Gracias. This should be inspiring. Love the illustations.

  • yourpotofgold
    January 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Gracias. This should be inspiring. Love the illustations.

  • Rebecca Burke
    January 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

    What a beautiful concept (and cover!) for a children’s book. It makes me miss the days of reading to my own children.

    You mention the need for more strong Latina voices in fiction. I was an editor for some multicultural language arts textbooks some years ago and was surprised to find out what a gap there was in this area. At the time, I couldn’t find any fiction at all about young girls whose families worked in the fields, probably because many Latina writers of note did not come from this background or were urban, etc. Some of it was nonfiction. Fortunately that is changing a bit, but there’s always room for more of it.

    Based on my own experiences working in the fields for many years (for school money, not survival), I wrote When I Am Singing to You, which tells the story of a young girl who faces all kinds of adversity with humor and strength. But it is definitely for the YA audience–some tough scenes and (rarely) language issues.

    Nice blog. I’ve bookmarked it (thank you Twitter :) ).

    http://www.amazon.com/When-Am-Singing-You-ebook/dp/B004ZURWMU